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Skills to Success Reentry Pilot Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Santa Clara County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of San Jose Housing Department will utilize its FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended award funds to support a re-entry program for wommen. In collaboration with the Santa Clara County (SCC) Department of Corrections (DOC), the SCC Office of Women's Policy (OWP), the local Workforce Investment System work2future, and various service providers hve developed the Skills to Succeed Re-Entry Pilot Project (SS). This one year pilot project will utilize a multi-agency, public-private approach to facilitate women who are incarcerated or ex-offenders to become self-sufficient, reconnected to the community, gainfully employed, and stabilized in housing. The primary goal of thr project is to reduce their recidivism rate. As such, SS seeks to provide 50 at-risk incarcerated and/or recently released women with one-on-one case management; employment assistance; job training, including training and apprenticeships in green professions; domestic violence education; mentoring; and related activities.


Date Created: September 19, 2010